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I Have Very Low Self-esteem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 205 People

    Body Dysmorphia? I Sure Hope So

    I have always thought I was fat and high school reinforced the fact. Although i only weighed about 145 lbs and was 5'7, I constantly blamed my unattractiveness on failure and heartbreak. I was bulemic for about 6 years before i finally beat it myself. I believe this is one of the...
    juneaux24 juneaux24 26-30 3 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    Body Dysmorphia? I Sure Hope So

    I have always thought I was fat and high school reinforced the fact. Although i only weighed about 145 lbs and was 5'7, I constantly blamed my unattractiveness on failure and heartbreak. I was bulemic for about 6 years before i finally beat it myself. I believe this is one of the...
    juneaux24 juneaux24 26-30 2 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    It's Not The Inside It's The Outside

    This story isn't necessarily about me. I used to know one girl who had been my role model for a long time. She was perfect got perfect grades and didn't have stupid freckles like I did. Life just seemed so perfect for her. Ok i'll tell you something you might need to know that...
    DangerousFeather DangerousFeather 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2012

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    WHATS the Point

    I DONT KNOW WHY I AM HERE.MY LIFES A SHAMBLES. I USED TO BE HAPPY GO LUCKY AND MARRIED TO A PRINCE CHARMING.HE WAS ALL I HAD DREAMED OF MY WHOLE LIFE.THINGS TURNED UGLY AFTER 6 YEARS.HES A CRACKHEAD NOW AND DESTROYED ALL MY HOPES AND DREAMS.I AM NOW SEEING A THERAPIST EVERY 2...
    kathtlb kathtlb 61-65, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2008

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    It Is the Same As the "I Have Low Self-esteem" Group

    Only it is "I have very low self-esteem" 
    Hairstyle Hairstyle 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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    So There's This Guy...

    and it feels like every story involving me feeling bad about myself centers around a man. The ones who felt like propping themselves up at my expense and picking at all my imperfections. Or the ones who had the nerve to ignore me for the girl who obviously looked...
    awesomechica awesomechica 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2010

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    FACING THE PROBLEM: ME Today is January 2,

    2015. It is 6 AM in the morning and I have not yet gone to bed. Earlier, I had been in my sister's room looking up something on my tablet. I was getting ready to leave her room when suddenly, she says she wants me to stay a little longer and chat a little. Naturally, I had plans...
    girlunknownyet girlunknownyet 18-21, F Jan 31

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    Falling While Soaring

    I thought you loved me until the day you said those words that tore my heart apart. Those words said you could never love me for who I had become. I could of taken it if you where a boyfriend, I could of taken it if you where a best friend, but no what hurt most was you where my...
    DangerousFeather DangerousFeather 16-17, F Mar 27, 2012

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    The Abyss Is Calling Me..........

    I can't remember a time when I even remotely liked myself. I like Nothing about me. People tell me I am pretty with a good body, I'm 5'4 & 88 lbs now (somethings wrong now I'm losing weight for no reason, have to go to dr), I am normally 105lbs. I do not believe anyone who...
    sumanitutanka sumanitutanka 46-50, F 9 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    I Want Confidence!

    i was born to a family of nine, including my parents. i have seven siblings, i'm the fifth. all my siblings are super brilliant and intelligent, while i'm not. they are pretty and tall enough while i'm the dwarf. recently, i've learnt something about child's psychology . low self...
    hitsushiro hitsushiro 18-21, F Jan 23, 2012

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    People change but I don't.

    I've been always this insecure since years ago. Those past years where I looked fat with my weird face shape-it's not an oval nor a square, it's in between, and my eyes are not the same size or shape. I was always pull my hair back so it showed my whole face with its flaws. And...
    ihopetobepretty ihopetobepretty 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2014

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    It sucks feeling this way.

    People say I'm an open book but I don't think I am because I cry in private and quiet when I'm sad but often smile when I'm around people whoever they are. I really want a love story of my own and it hurts that I'm not ready for it cuz of my low self self esteem.
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Jan 5

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    I woke up this morning and realized that I don't have many friends or a girlfriend, because I have low self esteem and self confidence, I have always known there was something...
    JodyValero JodyValero 18-21, M 1 Response May 12

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    I have always had low self esteem. And just when it seems I am getting through this problem, I go back to hating certain aspects of myself. My goal is to have a healthy self...
    TheemopandaX TheemopandaX 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I battle depression for years, last year i tried to kill my self, now i am on antidepressants for mounts and they are helping me a lot, my suicide thoughts are gone. But i still...
    anazi anazi 26-30, F May 18

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    I wouldn't normally share this on a site but I just need some advice I can always remember. In primary 5/6 I had loads of pimples all over my face and now in high school it's all...
    Adaeze123 Adaeze123 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I guess being bullied as a child, being disabled, having a father who talks down to you constantly will effect you for years. I've tried exercise, talking about it any 'new hobbies...
    Almostanonymous Almostanonymous 22-25, M 3 Responses May 13

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    It's funny though,self esteem how much it matters.On the job brain full of ideas I want to say them,I want to contribute,but no.Mouth open no words,hand in air in gesticulation...
    somerandomguyfromspace somerandomguyfromspace 31-35, M 1 Response May 16

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    I fought self esteem most my life, there's day I can over come it, those days I realise I hurt people and I know that's not me, but you get tire of people taking advantage of who...
    galerie2015 galerie2015 51-55, F 4 days ago

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    I have low confidence.There was a time when i was the brightest kid in my school class but since going to next levels didn't work out the way i hoped for.I am not that bright...
    darknight00 darknight00 26-30, M 2 Responses May 22

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    I have low confidence.There was a time when i was the brightest kid in my school class but since going to next levels didn't work out the way i hoped for.I am not that bright...
    imdarknight00 imdarknight00 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I had a really big fight with my boyfriend today because I caught him looking at **** and it made me feel so ugly. I know looking at **** is natural and I look at **** too. I have...
    origamilover origamilover 22-25, F 3 Responses May 20

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    Hello old friend! It's been a while, but we're buxom buddies again. It's amazing how little it takes to get someone from a 'normal' level of existence back into the depths of...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Amazing how the hardest thing I have to deal with is loving myself and accepting myself. Most guys don't have that issue. I envy those blessed enough for this predicament to not...
    internallybroken internallybroken 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    My mom makes me feel like I'm nothing. Of course, no one's perfect, and I've made mistakes here and there. but that doesn't explain why she has to treat me like this. I'm still in...
    jungkookies4u jungkookies4u 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I hate the fact that I can't stand up for myself. I am so careful to not hurt myself. I'm very insecure. I'm afraid of the things that they might me thinking of me negatively...
    LifeisRiddle LifeisRiddle 16-17, F 1 Response May 7

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    i hate feeling like there's no one there, I just want someone too care.
    MemoryLane1137 MemoryLane1137 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    Its happening again. At the moment my self esteem, as I've realised over the years is faltering and recently flatlinning. These days its just barely beyond functioning. I've lived...
    lass1 lass1 41-45, F 3 Responses May 20

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    so I asked a question on EP just fooling around asking if anyone would date me, 10 people replied abd they all said no!!! except for one who turned out to be 70!! ( thanks but no...
    DylanDaVillian DylanDaVillian 13-15, M 3 Responses May 18

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    I believe my self esteem is high in certain parts of my life, yet in some areas I feel there's very little confidence, I feel worthless to most people so often. I have yet to...
    dannyboydreaming dannyboydreaming 26-30, M 1 Response May 17

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    I feel like a bag of crap! I feel worthless and I feel unloved. I know this is a jealousy thing but when I see my boyfriend constantly looking at skinny woman for long periods of...
    SecretAbby SecretAbby 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    So, when I moved from primary to secondary school I began to be the platform on which bullies attack. I didn't suffer any physical attacks, however I was ridiculed and picked on...
    ftariq24 ftariq24 16-17, M May 14

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    Or the art of not giving a ****. Cause seriously I still remember things I said and did in second grade that make me wonder if it make people hate me. Even now I can't stop my...
    sweetiebomb sweetiebomb 22-25 1 Response May 4

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    I don't feel very pretty right now. I wish I didn't need outside validation to feel pretty
    ccm22 ccm22 22-25, F 1 Response May 20

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    I use to be so insecure about myself. I live in North Carolina and growing up I never saw anyone like me. I still have low self esteem but I feel better that girls want bigs hips...
    alleycat888 alleycat888 13-15, F 2 Responses May 6

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    I have a little bit of a different experience that use to happen to me, thank god i finally got out of the house and got my own life and i have never been so happy and so "free...
    link9us link9us 26-30, M 1 Response May 3

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    My mother has borderline personality disorder. It's all or nothing, black or white to her. You have to give her attention and she is constantly taking and editing selfies. She is...
    angelique422 angelique422 22-25, F May 22

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    I have an ugly soul , I'm a result of someone's misconception of me.People look at me all the time.I have low self-esteem.
    Nightowlbadmorning Nightowlbadmorning 18-21, F a week ago

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    Hi this is my first time doing this and well I guess the reason I'am is I feel alone. Nobody here where I leave has PC, and yes I have PC. I noticed it around when I was 12-13 and...
    Bradsonn Bradsonn 13-15, M 16 hrs ago

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    I am a 23 yr old male in college and even though I have been in college for 5 years, I have never had the opportunity to meet anyone. Let me explain. In high school, I never really...
    lonelyman1113 lonelyman1113 22-25, M 3 Responses May 22

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    Even though it seems like I get lots of income each months but it is not really as I share some of my income with my mum ,orphans ,my lovebirds and other birds ..so lots of money...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Dermatillomania is a condition characterized by compulsively picking at your skin, often until it bleeds. The problem is poorly understood by most people, and I can tell. Since the...
    MissMojo MissMojo 22-25, F May 21

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